Meridian Star


February 21, 2014

Tommy Douglas Clay-Odom

MERIDIAN —     Graveside service for Tommy Douglas Clay-Odom will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Stonewall Cemetery in Stonewall with Pastor Bob Null officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

    Mr. Odom, 49, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Tommy was born and raised in Meridian and lived there nearly all of his life. He worked as an asphalt miller in his twenties and early thirties until he decided to become an entrepreneur as his father and grandfathers did. Tommy started his first business venture in Meridian, Mississippi in auto mechanics and later started two other businesses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He enjoyed owning and operating his businesses, boating and hanging out with his friends on the water on weekends. Tommy was well known for being a hard worker and leisurely person.

    Survivors include his daughter, Krystal Odom Dearman and husband Kyle; son, Chris Odom and fiancée Amber Burkett; mother, Pat Clay and fiancé Phil Madden; sister Genevieve Clay; grandchildren, Tanner, Kolby and Maggie Dearman; niece, Ashley Garrett and nephew, Clay Griffith.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Frankie Clay; grandfather, Odie Jeffres and grandparents, Homer and Geraldine Clay.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will be held Saturday, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

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